Congress led Rajasthan govt makes Chhapaak tax free

Congress led Rajasthan govt makes Chhapaak tax free

The deputy CM Pilot took to Twitter to express his support for Deepika. (Credit: DH)

After Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh & Puducherry, now Congress-led Rajasthan government too exempted Deepika Padukone starrer Chhaapak from tax.

The demand came after Deepika Padukone gave her support to the students at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi, who were protesting against the brutal violence inside the University premises.

Jaswant Gurjar, Secretary, Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC), said, Chhapaak, should be made tax-free in Rajasthan because it is a story of a woman, an acid attack survivor who braves all odds and inspires women.

The circular issued by the Rajasthan government

Two Congress-ruled states Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh had already declared Deepika's Chhapaak tax-free. The movie directed by Meghna Gulzar released across India on January 10. The film is based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal, with Deepika playing the lead role.

Earlier Deepika Padukone's recent visit to the Jawaharlal Nehru University(JNU)  sparked off a controversy, with critics slamming her and #BoycottChapaak trended on Twitter.

Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot came out openly in support of the Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone and tweeted that he will watch her film "Chhaapak", now Rajasthan Congress has demanded that the movie should be made tax-free in the state.

Earlier while condemning the leaders who tweeted to boycott Deepika's movie, Rajasthan Deputy CM Sachin Pilot said, "I condemn the leaders who talk about boycotting to watch the film of any actor or actress. More people will watch this film now".

The deputy CM Pilot took to Twitter to express his support for Deepika and tweeted: ‘Asking for a boycott of her film because @DeepikaPadukone exercises her Democratic right to express an opinion is most condemnable. Oh well, if nothing else-it'll make more people watch the movie #Chhapaak. So that’s that!’ Pilot even tweeted that he would now see the film "Chhapaak" though he earlier had no such plans. 

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